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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Monday, September 2, 2013

West Marin Rambles Pt. 1

Over the summer I placed several cameras in the hills around San Geronimo. Some desired locations were denied due to tremendous poison oak growth, but interesting results were still attained.

Today's set places us inside a patch of chaparral scrub alongside a trio of urine stained boulders.

The first cam placed was a Bushie set to video. Its arrangement, indecisive -- between a rodent-focused set and medium-sized mammal chill-on-a-rock set.

wood rat

sonoma chipmunk

psychedelic morning chipmunk

really enjoy watching these chipmunks leap

gray fox, of course

The Bushnell was then swapped out for a quick overnight set with a homebrew in order to try to get a few nicer color shots.

dusky-footed wood rat

kinda dig the angle of this raccoon


  1. Good stuff. Those chips really explode into the air, don't they? And you gotta love it when the foxes come and add to the scent mark and keep it going.

  2. Man those foxes are dirty creatures. Probably smell as bad as a Mission hipster with all that rubbing.

    1. In fact, Northwest Predator Supply is considering "Mission Hipster" for one of its new scents. They think French people will also but it.

  3. Nice.
    Get your bottle of Fox Frenzy ... And then Hipster Hysteria. Buy two, get a limited edition 7 inch free